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Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb191-Hospitalization-Mental-Substance-Use-Disorders-2012.pdf

Reports that 32% of inpatient stays in 2012 were related to a mental or substance use disorder.  This report also discusses patient characteristics of inpatient stays involving M/SUDs and compares them with other types of stays. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder by Industry

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_1959/ShortReport-1959.pdf

Tables and charts which show rates of reported alcohol, illicit drug use, and other substance abuse by past month and past year.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Drug-Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.pdf

Provides a description of trends and demographics for heroin-related drug-poisoning deaths in the U.S. from 2000 through 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Antipsychotic Drug Use

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668221.pdf

Examines the use of antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients suffering from dementia, the dangers associated with such drug use, and what actions the federal government has taken to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs by older adults with dementia.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

Recommendations Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD912015/$file/RD91.pdf

Recommends that the Governor direct the Virginia Substance Abuse Services Council to continue its study of medical marijuana and of legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and the social, public safety, legal, and economic effects.  Calls for final report to be submitted by December 1, 2015.  From the Substance Abuse Services Council

 

Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/812117-Drug_and_Alcohol_Crash_Risk.pdf

Tries to measure the severity of drug-impaired driving problems.  Finds  that marijuana users are more likely to be involved in traffic crashes but such users are more likely to be young men, a group already at high risk for accidents.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Results of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/812118-Roadside_Survey_2014.pdf

Reveals a decreasing trend in alcohol-impaired driving from the first survey in 1973 to the most recent in 2013-14.  Also discusses trends in the use of over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal drugs by drivers.  Expresses concern about the number of drivers affected by marijuana use.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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